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Harry and Larry Challenges Gamers As It Leaves Them Laughing

Independent development team, Rasterzone Entertainment is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Harry and Larry 1.05, their new cartoon action game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Players will guide twin brothers Harry and Larry through an animated story line and 24 obstacle-filled aisles, dodging obstacles along the way while collecting tasty treats.



Players will guide the game’s characters through each level, dodging obstacles such as fish crates, snowballs, tires, and many other hazards along the way. Each of the game’s 24 challenging levels features a different kind of tasty treat to collect. Treats include pineapples, strawberries, candy canes, cupcakes, and so much more.


“Harry and Larry is the type of game that you can play no matter where you’re at! You can play a level or two while you’re in line at the bank, riding the subway, or anywhere else you want to avoid boredom,” shares Rasterzone Entertainment founder Alan Scarantino. “No matter where you’re at, you can play the game. No internet connection is needed, as all levels are stored on your device!”


Harry and Larry automatically move forward through the store aisles while the player controls their shopping cart with a simple up or down swipe of their finger. Left-handed and right-handed players will both find it equally easy to control the action.


Features Include:
* Fast cartoon-based action
* Animated storyline entertains players between levels
* Guide brothers Harry and Larry through an obstacle-filled grocery store
* One-finger control method is easy for left-handed or right-handed players
* Dodge obstacles strewn through the aisles
* Score points by collecting delicious treats
* Get a perfect record by collecting all the treats on each level
* Gain temporary abilities that help clear each level
* Epic melodies play during each level
* Grab all the treats to unlock Retro Mode
* No ads
* No in-app purchases


Each of the game’s 24 entertaining levels are set in one of four sections of the grocery store: boxed goods, the dairy section, the home and garden department, and even the seldom seen “Employees Only” back area of the store. Grab all of the treats in all 24 levels and unlock the special retro mode, featuring entertaining retro music and graphics.


Although the challenge increases with the completion of every level, players will find helpful objects along the way that unlock special abilities that will help them complete each level. Abilities include a one-use shield to protect against hazards, temporary invincibility, bounce bumpers that help grab extra treats, and speed-up and slow-down chambers that change the pace of the action.


“We had almost as much fun creating this game as players will have playing it,” exclaims Alan. “Plus, players won’t be subjected to any ads or in-app purchases required to play the game. Everything they require comes as part of the initial purchase and download in the App Store!”


Players are encouraged to take a cart for a spin, and Harry and Larry will come along for the ride. Grab some tasty treats for the trip but look out for those crates.


Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 249.2 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Harry and Larry 1.05 is only $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.


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Furious Heroes: Saddle Up and Show the Boars Who is the Boss

Independent development team, Big Root Games is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Furious Heroes 1.3.5 an important update to their popular arcade game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Heavily armed boars are ready for battle, but nothing can stop a brave Viking named TurboAxe, who is primed for victory. It’s time to saddle-up a dragon and ride into battle.


In Furious Heroes, heavily-armed malicious boars have kidnapped our Viking hero’s girlfriend, and he’s not going to stand for that. He hops on to the back of his trusty dragon and takes to the skies, ready for battle. Each dragon has a unique skill and can be unlocked by completing levels of the game. Players can also power up their Viking’s skills, so they’re ready to show the boar’s who’s in charge.


The game uses a simple one-finger control system. Players simply tap and hold their finger on their device’s screen to make TurboAxe go up, lift their finger from the screen to allow the hero to go down. No need to worry about shooting, TurboAxe takes care of that.


“We love playing both playing and creating games, it’s our passion,” says Big Root Games Art Director and Executive Producer Sergey Ishmaev. “Furious Heroes is our first release, and we had so much fun creating it. We know gamers are going to have fun fighting their way through the challenges we’ve created for them!”


* An exciting arcade challenge with a humorous twist
* Dazzling graphics
* A variety of heroes and helpers
* A variety of bosses and aces provide a growing challenge
* Regular updates and new levels are on their way
* Dragons with unique skills
* Power up the Hero’s skills
* TurboAxe takes on new guises to battle the enemy
* Battle on land, in the sky, underwater, and underground


While each level of the game will present a new challenge to the player, they’ll also have the opportunity to unlock new skills for their Viking hero, plus they can unlock new dragons, each of which have their own unique skills, which will help players defeat the enemy. Collecting bonuses on each level helps players to easily pass difficult levels.



The game’s hero will face all sorts of challenges as he travels through the various lands in search of his kidnapped sweetheart. The battle will be waged in the sky, under the sea, on land, and even underground.


“The sneaky pigs are armed to the teeth and will employ all sorts of sophisticated killing machines to stop the mighty Viking TurboAxe, However, our hero will take on multiple guises to aid him in his fight with the boar tribe,” continues Sergey. “He becomes a wizard, a knight in shining armor, a Rambo-like warrior, and many more guises as he wages battle. (He even takes on the identity of a U.S. President. I won’t tell you which one it is, but he’s “Huge!”)”


Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Universal Application
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 443 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Furious Heroes 1.3.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads and purchase additional game coins. An Android version of the game is available through Google Play.

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Dragon Dreams for iOS Combines Elements of RPG, Quest, and Arcade Games

Independent development team, Eurostar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Dragon Dreams 1.33, the important update to their entertaining and free-to-play game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Dragon Dreams combines the best elements of quest, role-playing, and arcade games into one easy-to-learn yet challenging game.


Dragon Dreams for iOS Combines Elements of RPG, Quest, and Arcade Games


Dragon Dreams allows players to guide their dragon through multiple levels of entertaining quest-based action. Players can fly their dragon using one of three easy-to-master control methods, guiding them to find hidden treasures while unlocking and upgrading their abilities, as they progress through each distinctive level of play.


“Dragon Dreams is the culmination of our efforts to create a game that’s easy enough for youngsters to play and enjoy, yet challenging enough that older children, and even adults can enjoy it,” says a Eurostar representative.


Players are introduced to their dragon when the game first starts, in a short tutorial that guides them through the controls and methods of playing the game. Here, players can learn how to guide their dragon through the game, preparing for the challenges they’ll face together.


The cave is an area where players can play with their dragon, interact and upgrade their abilities. Here, is where a secret quest awaits them. To decorate the cave players will need to possess crystals of different colors which could be found in magic dreams.



* Exclusive gameplay
* Combines Arcade, Quest and RPG elements
* Gyroscope, Joystick, or Swipe control
* 3 Dragon types offer unique skills
* 6 highly-detailed worlds
* Stunning atmosphere and level design
* High-Quality 3D Models
* Hand-Painted Textures
* Dragon’s cave with numerous interactive sights and secrets
* Entertaining music and sounds
* Free to play


As players progress through the game, they’ll discover three distinct types of dragons, explore 6 detailed worlds made up of high-quality 3D models and much more. Using one of three different control types: joystick, swipe, or gyroscope control, players advance through the game. Opportunities to upgrade, play, and interact with the dragons will present themselves.


Players will learn that they need complete each level quickly, as the faster each level is finished, the higher the reward they’ll receive. Players will develop their own style of play as they level up their dragon, upgrade their skills, and progress through the distinctive levels. Each level provides its own unique challenge to the player and their dragon. Along the way, the player’s journey is accompanied by entertaining music and sounds.


Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 596.9 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Dragon Dreams 1.33 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to disable in-game ads and to purchase coins to be used in the game. An Android version is available through Google Play.

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macOS Guides Launches With Apple Mac Guide & Troubleshooting Website

Tap Guides is proud to announce macOS Guides, a brand new website that delivers in-depth tips, how tos, and secrets about macOS and its built-in apps. Dedicated exclusively to Apple’s desktop operating system, macOS Guides promises to deliver solutions to common troubleshooting problems, reveal helpful tips about built-in apps, and help visitors become familiar with Apple’s most advanced operating system.



macOS Guides is all about:
* Everything you need to know about Mac & High Sierra
* Troubleshooting tips
* In-depth guides
* Essential settings and configurations


Launched today, macOS Guides is the latest website by the expert team at Tap Guides, focusing exclusively on macOS tips, tutorials, and troubleshooting guides. The sister website to iOS Guides, which helps visitors learn how to use their iPhone or iPad, macOS Guides is all about the Mac and its operating system, High Sierra. Visitors will learn how to use their favorite apps, such as Safari, iTunes, and Messages. They will discover tutorials which reveal the Settings app and its common accessibility features; while a dedicated Troubleshooting section promises to solve the most common problems encountered on the Mac, such as mouse cursor issues, Apple Music playback problems, or a short battery life.

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Bilingual Musical Storybook Comes Alive on iOS

Seth Hoffman, artist, musician, and author, is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Janie and the Hummingbird 1.0.1, his new educational app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Janie and the Hummingbird teaches children and adults literacy in Spanish and English. Alguna vez quisiste ensear espaol a tus hijos? Adults and children of all ages can learn another language by listening to Seth either sing or read the amusing story of a little hummingbird and a big hero and watch the words be highlighted.


Bilingual Musical Storybook Comes Alive on iOS


“What began as a true story became a song and then a children’s book, and now an interactive adventure story book,” According to Seth Hoffman. “As a school teach who has worked for many years in a bilingual setting, I can tell you that kids soak up new languages in a way that adults cannot. I have observed people learn especially well when language is integrated with music.”


Features which make Janie stand out among children’s books are:
* Words highlight as they are read or sung
* Single tap on text to swap languages
* Double tap illustration to zoom in
* Hidden vocabulary images
* Entire book can be read aloud to child without interaction


With all the loud, noisy, violent, addictive games for kids, Janie and the Hummingbird is a welcome calming and relaxing experience. Research has proven that children exposed to multiple languages perform much better with critical thinking and other academic areas.


Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.3 or later
* 153.2 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Janie and the Hummingbird 1.0.1 is only $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). You are sure to entertain and edify your children and your friends. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.


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Typinator 7.5 with new scripting features and 20 further enhancements

Ergonis Software today announced Typinator 7.5, a great new version of their highly acclaimed text expander. Since version 6.7, Typinator is scriptable. This means that you can control many aspects of Typinator via OSA-compatible languages like AppleScript and JavaScript. You can pause or resume Typinator, query or modify attributes of rules and sets, trigger an expansion as if the corresponding abbreviation had been typed, and more. Typinator 7.5 extends the scripting possibilities by adding specific scripting functions that enable power users to control the processing of an abbreviation depending on its context.



With a list of 20 further usability, stability, and compatibility improvements, version 7.5 is a must-have upgrade for every Typinator user. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.


Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.


System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or newer and is compatible with macOS High Sierra.


Availability and Ordering:
Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.5 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 in or after January 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

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Output Factory Now Keeps Page Numbers When Splitting InDesign Files

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.2.11, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 of 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies, and publishing houses worldwide by helping eliminate repetitive tasks through batch processing with time-saving output options.



The new version introduces a new option that lets users keep the original page numbers when splitting InDesign files into single page or spread documents. All InDesign section and numbering options will be preserved in the output files. In previous versions, page numbering of final files always started with the first page number of the source InDesign document.


“I want to say how valuable and useful Output Factory has been for our company,” says Ed Saye, studio manager at Blue Sky Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. “The folks that use it are delighted to have a way to automate so much repetitive work in a consistent and organized way.”


Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats.


It offers the following key features:

* Batch processing of InDesign files
* Output each page as a single document
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
* Split InDesign files into single pages
* Preflight final PDF files


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

WaterField’s Rough Rider Rides Again

WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in custom laptop sleeves, bags and cases for digitally-minded professionals, announces the renaissance of its iconic Rough Rider leather messenger, a rugged, premium leather laptop bag reminiscent of an Old West satchel, now updated with modern features. The artisan-crafted Rough Rider reboot retains its old-world charm and its unique ergonomic strap system, and now sports a plush, padded laptop compartment and a convenient rolling suitcase pass-through. Raw leather edges combine with clean lines to create a rugged yet sophisticated look, and the thick, premium leather develops a stunning patina over time.



“We have our customers to thank for the return of the Rough Rider; ever since we retired it years ago, we get customer requests for it every week,” explained company owner Gary Waterfield. “We’ve kept the popular rough and tumble, old-world look and added functionality for laptop-toting professionals and for travelers.”


* The new interior houses a waxed canvas, plush, padded laptop compartment that readily fits up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro
* Two slots hold an Apple Pencil, Surface Pen or a few run-of-the-mill ballpoints
* A rolling suitcase handle pass-through facilitates hands-free carry from airport curbside to gate
* Six premium, full-grain leather accent choices under the panel add a pop of color


Classic Features:
* Constructed of thick, full-grain leather with raw edges, it exudes an adventurous yet sophisticated look and develops a beautiful patina with use
* A dual-layer leather flap shuts securely with strong snaps and is adjustable to two lengths, so users can fill the bag to capacity or cinch it tight. Either way the bag maintains its slim profile
* An unlined interior and natural edges reveal the leather’s premium quality
* A sumptuous leather panel under the flap creates a color splash and is available in six color choices
* The innovative strap system compresses bag contents to maintain a slim profile and positions the bag snugly against the body to help ease back fatigue
* Two deep, waxed canvas pockets in the main compartment fit an iPad, iPhone and additional necessities
* A full-width, luxuriously-soft, lined pocket under the flap stows additional electronics or personal items
* A floating shoulder pad with a no-slip underside keeps the shoulder strap in place
* A top leather handle allows for a quick grab


The Rough Rider Leather Laptop Messenger’s premium materials set it a step above the competition. It is an heirloom-quality bag that could be handed down through generations. The updated Rough Rider joins a full line of WaterField messenger bags, briefcases and totes, all designed to serve busy, mobile professionals and travelers.


* 16.5″ x 11.5″ x 3.5″; 3.5 lbs.


Pricing and Availability:
The Rough Rider – Price: $429 (USD). Colors: Distressed, full-grain, “Grizzly” brown, naturally-tanned leather body with color panels under the flap in black, crimson, dark brown, gray, grizzly, or royal blue premium, full-grain leather. Available for pre-order at WaterField Designs. Shipping begins by May 4, 2018.